After the lockout, with it’s non-existent off-season workouts and shortened training camp, the 2011 year gets underway tonight with a fine match-up on NBC. The last two Super Bowl champs, the New Orleans Saints(go Charles) and the defending Green Bay Packers butt heads tonight at eight-thirty, right after President Obama’s address to Congress. The pre-game show, beginning at 7:00 p.m., will air on five cable channels at the same time: VERSUS, USA, Syfy, G4, and NFL network while the President is on.
The game should be a good one and the Packers will be out for revenge of sorts as the last time the two played, November 24, 2008, the Saints laid a whipping on them, 51-29. The Packers have a much improved defense this time around and a champion offense as well.
Once again: Are You Ready For Some football?
Though on Thursday night, the intro will likely be their Sunday night theme. Here’s the intro. It’s got Faith Hill, always a good thing.